Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Magara and Ruto as guilty as Nyachae

While condemning Simeon Nyachae for the acts of savagery committed by his hoodlums against MPs Omingo Magara, and William Ruto, Kenyans should not ignore the part the victims played in the events.

Magara, the South Mugirango MP, and his Eldoret North counterpart should bear responsibility for their decision to storm Nyachae’s rally. The two MPs should have known – given the nature of political fundamentalists during campaigns – that walking, uninvited, into a gathering called by one of Gusii’s most vicious men was bound to result in violent confrontation. There is no doubt that prior to the attacks, Magara was aware that Nyachae gets extremely aroused by orgies of violence.

Read more here from Ombuya Okong'o.